Fabaceae Phaseolus acutifolius Gray

Tepary Bean

Papago - Drug, Toothache Remedy

Use documented by:
Castetter, Edward F. and Ruth M. Underhill, 1935, Ethnobiological Studies in the American Southwest II. The Ethnobiology of the Papago Indians, University of New Mexico Bulletin 4(3):1-84, page 65

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Scientific name: Phaseolus acutifolius Gray
USDA symbol: PHACA2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Tepary Bean
Family: Fabaceae
Family (APG): Fabaceae
Native American Tribe: Papago
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Toothache Remedy
Notes: Plant bitten and held between teeth for toothache.

RECRD: 91121 id: 26288